Vital Cities and Citizens

Friends of VCC

  • Erasmus Migration & Diversity Institute (EMDI)

    VCC works closely together with EMDI, the interdisciplinary research and education institute on migration and diversity in urban contexts.

  • BOLD Cities (Big Open and Linked Data)

    VCC cooperates with BOLD. The Centre for BOLD Cities is used for big data research to help find solutions for urban problems

  • Repolis

    VCC develops joint research initiatives with Repolis in the field of community-led initiatives in the field of urban development, sustainability, water management, health care, and energy transition.

  • Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS)

    IHS is part of the EUR Holding and is aimed to tackle the problems faced in reducing poverty and improving the quality of life in cities. VCC cooperates on a number of fields with IHS, like the PhD programme Urban Governance and Development and the master specialisation on Urban Governance.

  • Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Humanities (EGSH)

    Many PhD candidates follow courses and get professional trainings from the Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Humanities.

  • DRIFT for transition

    VCC works closely together with the research institute DRIFT for transition in the field of sustainability transitions.

  • GovernEUR

    VCC aims at generating rigor scientific knowledge with high social impact. Therefore it works closely together with GovernEUR, the institute in the field of social impact.

  • Prof. dr. Nina Glick-Schiller

    Prof. dr. Nina Glick-Schiller (University of Manchester) received an honourary doctorate by recommendation of the Erasmus Initiative ‘Vital Cities and Citizens’. The anthropologist connects questions of migration, identity, power, citizenship and urban development. In this field Glick-Schiller is considered a leading scientist. Her most recent work investigates migration theories by researching the relationship between the migrant and the city.